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Topic: L.A. Times Population Report: Beyond 7 Billion
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Richard Hake

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L.A. Times Population Report: Beyond 7 Billion
Posted: Dec 6, 2012 3:35 PM
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Some subscribers to Math-Teach might be interested in a recent post
"L.A. Times Population Report: Beyond 7 Billion" [Hake (2012)].

Q. What does overpopulation have to do with Math-Teach?

A. Please see the Bartlett signature quotes.

The abstract reads:

ABSTRACT: Some subscribers might be interested in the L.A. Times's
5-part report of 22 July 2012 on population titled "Beyond 7 Billion":

1. "The Biggest Generation: Fertility rates fall, but global
population explosion goes on" at <>;

2. "Tinderbox Of Youth: Runaway population growth often fuels
youth-driven uprisings" at <>;

3. "Hunger Without End: As the world's population grows, hunger
persists on a massive scale" at <>;

4. "The China Effect: China's population and economy are a double
whammy for the world" at <>;

5. "Dream Out Of Reach: Philippines birth control: Filipinos want it,
priests don't" at <>.

In a later L.A. Times OpED (2012) of 02 Dec at <>
titled "Beyond 7 billion: Bending the population curve," population
experts from around the globe explain some of the approaches they've
seen work - and the reasons others have not.

Kenneth R. Weiss, is also co-author of the 2006 L.A. Times 5-part
Pulitzer-prize- winning series on the "Altered Oceans" at
<>. Click on "Part 1" in the upper right corner.

To access the complete 10 kB post please click on <>.

Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University
Links to Articles: <>
Links to Socratic Dialogue Inducing (SDI) Labs: <>
Academia: <>
Blog: <>
GooglePlus: <>
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"The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to
understand the exponential function."
- A.A. Bartlett (2004)

"In our classrooms and in our lives as scientists, we must
acknowledge that overpopulation is the world's most serious and
threatening problem and that this problem requires immediate and
urgent attention."
-A.A. Bartlett (2012)

REFERENCES [URL shortened by and accessed on 05 Dec 2012.]
Bartlett, A.A. 2004. "The Essential Exponential! For the Future of
Our Planet," Center for Science, Mathematics & Computer Education,
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, publisher's information at
<>. Author's information at
<>. The first chapter is online at

Bartlett, A.A. 2012. "The Meaning of Sustainability," Teachers
Clearinghouse for Science and Society Education Newsletter 31(1);
online at <>.

Hake, R.R. 2012. Hake, R.R. 2012. "L.A. Times Population Report:
Beyond 7 Billion," online on the OPEN! AERA-L archives at
<>. Post of 5 Dec 2012 14:23:20-0800 to AERA-L
and Net-Gold. The abstract and link to the complete post are being
transmitted to several discussion lists and are also on my blog
"Hake'sEdStuff" at <> with a provision for

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